By: Leticia Saiid (Security+)
Publication: The Kansas Banker , November 2016
We know encryption is the bees’ knees, that’s why we’ve been coming up with ways to encrypt messages since the time of ancient Greeks. But do our coworkers and family members understand what it means to
use encryption in today’s technology landscape, if they’re using encryption at all?
In layman’s terms, encryption is about putting data inside a virtual safe and locking it with a key that only you have. In terms of communication, there are a series of locks and keys passed back and forth to turn your data into gibberish which can only be understood by the parties with the keys.